The following are eligible to apply:
– ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
– External candidates.
Staff members with at least five years of continuous service with the Office are encouraged to apply and will be given special consideration at the screening and evaluation stage.
In accordance with the Staff Regulations and letters of appointment, successful candidates for positions in the Professional category would be expected to take up different assignments (field and Headquarters) during their career, the desirable length of an assignment in any specific position being two to five years, following which the incumbent should be willing to move to another assignment and/or duty station.
Within the context of the Office’s renewed efforts to promote mobility, staff members seeking mobility are encouraged to apply to vacancies. Mobility will be given special consideration at the screening and evaluation stages.
The specific language requirements for this position are detailed hereunder. Candidates whose mother tongue is not one of the ILO working languages (English, French and Spanish) shall possess a fully satisfactory working knowledge of at least one of the working languages in order to apply. If appointed, and if so required as per the position requirements, they may be required to acquire a working knowledge of a second working language during their initial years of service in the Office.
The ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applicants from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications from qualified candidates from non- or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become non- or under-represented in the near future, would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries is in Appendix I.
Successful completion of the Assessment Centre is required for all external candidates.
Conditions of employment are described in Appendix II.
The position is located in the Research Department (RESEARCH), which conducts research on labour, employment and social protection issues to contribute to policy formulation for ILO constituents at the global level. The main purpose of the Department is to assess major trends – including new technologies, demographic change, the scarcity of natural resources, the evolving role of finance and emerging patterns in development and globalisation – in relation to their socioeconomic and legal impact. Core research issues also include the assessment of “what works”, in terms of decent work outcomes.
The Research Department produces flagship publications such as the annual World Employment and Social Outlook as well as studies that examine the inter-linkages between economic growth and social equity. The main task for this position is to write background studies, and major sections for these reports, based on collecting, and analysing legal information, including with using basic quantitative tools. Research and analytical work carried out in the department contribute to a better understanding of the trends shaping the world of work and the role of decent work and productive employment in achieving the SDGs, policy tools including labour laws available to address the trends and shape the future outcomes with enhanced capacity of ILO constituents to seize new opportunities. Members of the group work closely with ILO colleagues from RESEARCH, Technical Departments and Regional and Country offices, the Department of Statistics. The position will report to a Chief within the Department.
Description of Duties
1.Perform comparative analyses of on legal frameworks, institutions and practices of the different Member States and provide technical inputs into publications, reports, and chapters of ILO flagship reports. Which includes, but not limited to, the World Employment and Social Outlook, Studies on Growth with Equity series. SDG Think Pieces and Research Briefs that present evidence to ILO constituents in a non-technical manner, for both internal audiences and international fora such as the ILO Governing Body and ILO regional meetings, notably on developing countries. This includes co-ordinating publication processes.
2.Organise and analyze legal information, and/or oversee collection and analysis, using basic statistical and codification methods to analyze legal information in a systematic way across countries, to identify trends at the regional and global level.
3.Conduct research on determinant factors conducive to an effective implementation of laws and regulations given various national and regional situations and identify constraints.
4.Conduct research on the application of labour law and collective agreements as an effective means to attaining decent and productive employment for sustainable inclusive growth in the framework of the SDGs, taking into account ILO standards and adequate practices at the international level.
5.Collaborate and coordinate with ILO specialists to prepare research on labour law reform and comparative labour law and practice and their impacts on labour market outcomes.
6.Participate in the various committees or other official meetings dealing with legal and labour relations issues, including preparing background material and documents, drafting records of meetings and reports, etc.
7.Prepare information and training materials for constituents to become more informed regarding labour law, determinant factors regarding their application and their impacts on labour market outcomes.
8.Draft replies to requests from constituents or clients on questions relating to international labour standards or other legal questions. Prepare briefs on legal issues for non-technical audiences.
9.Attend seminars and meetings. Give presentations based on research which highlight links between decent work, SDG and labour standards Participate in discussions on the ILO’s position on various legal issues. Assist in the planning and implementation of technical advisory or promotional activities.
These specific duties are aligned with the relevant ILO generic job description, which includes the following generic duties:
1.Undertake research and prepare analytical reports on selected subjects within the area of technical competence.
2.Assess country experience (on selected topics) with a view to identifying best practices in finding solutions to problems identified.
3.Provide technical inputs (articles, reports) for regional, country or related sectoral analyses, ILO reports and publications.
4.Provide technical backstopping, project implementation and monitoring.
5.Undertake missions for the purpose of providing technical recommendations on selected topics following ILO established guidelines, manuals and standards.
6.Monitor and coordinate research carried out by external collaborators.
7.Act as focal point on a specific field of specialization.
8.Participate in training seminars and workshops as resource person.
9.Represent the technical unit at international, regional and national fora.
Advanced university degree in law with strong background in labour law.
Minimum of three years’ practical experience at the national level and at least two years at the international level of applied research and policy analysis in the area of labour law. Experience in labour market research with a view to informing policy reform and field research would be a strong advantage.
(See also above)
Excellent command of one working language and a good working knowledge of another. One of these languages should be English.
In addition to the ILO core competencies, this position requires:
Evaluation (which may include one or several written tests and a pre-interview competency-based assessment centre) and the interviews will tentatively take place between August and October 2016. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.